JAMES TAYLOR / Flag - SACD Hybride - Edition Limitée Numérotée

Flag is Classic JT: At-Home Folk Arrangements, Soft-Rock Coziness, Captivating Emotion - Contains Classics "Up On the Roof" and "Rainy Day Man"

Narratives on 1979 Gem Peer into the Heart of Everyman and Everywoman

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics As Mellifluous As Taylor's Voice on a Cool Summer Night

JT and Dad Loves His Work Also Available on Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity

James Taylor was an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T. (also available from Mobile Fidelity), the artist who defines the singer-songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics.

Mobile Fidelity’s brilliant-sounding hybrid SACD is, and the results are as spectacular as chilling out to Taylor’s mellifluous voice on a summer night. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylor’s music to life like never before.

Having landed in the Top Ten and sold more than two million copies, Flag nonetheless remains one of Taylor’s most under-appreciated efforts. And it’s not because the content is lacking. The beloved singer enters his hallmark storytelling mode on “Sleep Come Free Me” and dizzies the senses with the beloved “Rainy Day Man.” Drawing from his musical Working (based on legendary author Studs Terkel’s book of the same name), “Millworker” and “Brother Trucker” are lessons in character studies, Taylor’s narratives peering into the heart of blue-collar America and reflecting his knack for the everyman—and everywoman.

Similarly, a pair of covers—“Up on the Roof” and “Day Tripper”—show his knack for reverent interpretation as well as originality. Flag reveals why we love JT. The literary descriptiveness, at-home folk arrangements, soft-rock fireplace coziness, captivating emotion, faithful tones, and stellar sense of instrumental placement, be it backing vocals, nuanced percussion, pedal-steel guitar, or subtle horns, the latter courtesy of do-it-all saxophonist David Sanborn. Alas, many of these facets have long gone unnoticed.

Ever since its original release, Flag has been plagued with muddled sound. No longer. Mobile Fidelity’s digital reissue unlocks the well-kept sonic secrets and floods the record with the intimacy and impact that have always lurked underneath the surface. Finally, Taylor’s finite acoustic playing, well-mannered melodies, reflective words, and refined singing are experienced as a whole. The amount of new musical information that’s been uncovered will boggle the minds of even the most ardent Taylor fans.

Trust us: Flag is one of Taylor’s finest works. After three decades, hear it all for yourself. And discover what is certain to become of your new favorite records.

James Taylor Flag Track Listing:

1. "Company Man" – 3:47
2. "Johnnie Comes Back" – 3:55
3. "Day Tripper" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:25
4. "I Will Not Lie for You" – 3:16
5. "Brother Trucker" – 4:01
6. "Is That the Way You Look?" – 1:59
7. "B.S.U.R." – 3:23
8. "Rainy Day Man" (Taylor, Zach Wiesner) – 3:02
9. "Millworker" – 3:52
10. "Up on the Roof" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 4:21
11. "Chanson Française" – 2:05
12. "Sleep Come Free Me" – 4:43

Réf.: MFSA2071

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Description du produit


Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab poursuit depuis plus de 30 années sa quête de perfection appliquée au support musical. Depuis le premier Vinyle UHQR jusqu'au plus récent UHR SACD ce label est et reste un des pionniers de l'innovation pour le support et sa qualité poussée jusqu'à la perfection.

Mobile Fidelity a toujours privilégié les équipements de mastering les plus neutres et les plus à même de dévoiler les plus subtiles détails d'une bande originale sans ajouter de coloration ou de détérioration.

Ce label fait partie des rares à investir depuis sa création dans des technologies audio débouchant sur des innovations véritables au service de la qualité sonore. Ces améliorations ont toujours été appréciées par les consommateurs du monde entier qui ont fait le succès de ce label au fil des années.

La collaboration étroite que Mobile Fidelity entretient avec de grands spécialistes de la reproduction audio comme Tim de Paravicini, Ed Meitner, Pass Labs, Theta Digital and Sony Electronics n'est pas étrangère à la qualité générale de ses productions.





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